Ryan LaCroix

Operations Director

Ryan LaCroix joined KOSU’s staff in 2013. He hosts All Things Considered, Oklahoma Rock Show, Oklahoma Rock Show: Rewind, and Oklahoma Music Minute.

Prior to KOSU, he taught at ACM@UCO, wrote for Oklahoma Today magazine, and co-authored two books for the Oklahoma Historical Society. He also serves on the music selection commitee for Norman Music Festival. He holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and lives in a rural Oklahoma town with his wife and son.

Ways to Connect

Every Tuesday, The Spy adds new music to its rotation. Here are the adds for the week of July 16, 2019. This week's playlist includes new songs by Chastity Belt, Bleached, Violent Femmes, Thom Yorke, and so many more.

Every week, the Oklahoma Music Minute gives a run down of where you can see live music. There is so much great music being played in the state and we encourage you to get out and see some of these musicians live! Here are our picks for the week of July 15-19.

KOSU and The Spy are collaborating with The City of Guthrie, Hoboken Coffee Roasters, and The Visual Brain to bring you the Tiny Town Concert Series.

Doug Schwarz

KOSU and The Spy are pleased to announce the addition of a new music show to our Sunday night music lineup.

The Mean Hustle Broad Cast is a weekly radio show created, produced, and hosted by Ali Harter-Street, featuring an all-female music line-up. The show is an extension of Ali's The Mean Hustle Project, which aims to create powerful platforms for girls & women in every industry to showcase the work they are already doing and to discuss the work they have ahead of them.

For June 2019's Heavy Rotation, take a listen to NPR member stations' most loved songs of this month. You'll find upbeat pop selections from REYNA and Kyle Craft's innovative take on the classic rock sound. Heavy Rotation is the perfect way to immerse yourself in different music scenes around the country, while discovering some hidden gems to add to your music library.

Phil Clarkin

KOSU is happy to announce that we will be airing an encore presentation of Oklahoma Rock and Roll with Steve Ripley, beginning this Sunday, June 30th at 7 p.m.

The 20-part radio series, which first aired on KOSU in 2009, explores the music of Oklahoma artists and songwriters and their influence on Rock and Roll.

Lizzo's "Juice" drips so much sauce. Charly Bliss channels existential anxiety into synth-pop catharsis. Mdou Moctor's guitar will set you in a trance. There's no one sound to a year, but public radio writers across the country do set their ears to the most essential music. At the year's midway point, we asked them, as we did with albums: What is your favorite song of 2019 so far?

KOSU and The Spy are collaborating with The City of Guthrie, Hoboken Coffee Roasters, and The Visual Brain to bring you the Tiny Town Concert Series.

The May 2019 edition features a fresh lineup of artists celebrating their roots. NPR member stations compiled a list of best songs that have been playing on repeat on public radio stations around the country including sounds of the Appalachian mountainside from Ani DiFranco, a re-imagining of low country music from the Carolina's by Rhiannon Giddens and other hidden gems that are perfect for the summer.

Every week, the Oklahoma Music Minute gives a run down of where you can see live music. There's so much great music being played in the state and we encourage you to get out and see some of these concerts live! Here are our picks for the week of May 20-24.

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